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FOX News
Feb 25, 2011 6:00pm EST
white house, with president obama called other heads of state and the aides met for two hours in the situation room, u.s. policy emerged more clearly, centered on individual and multilateral sanctions. weapons embargo and asset freezes. at the same time, secretary of state clinton ordered suspension of all operations at the u.s. embassy in tri poe lie and 19 officers in the building with spirited out of the country on chartered flight to istanbul. a top aide explained what triggered the decision. >> chaos in the street, gunfire begin. >> they have lost control over swath of the country in the east where the opposition figures are forming the ad hoc committee to restore law and order signaled most oil contracts will be upheld. the obama administration made clear the u.s. has yet to open up its own dialogue with the libyan rebels who may run the country. >> i'm not aware of the discussions that we may be having with different folks in libya. >> we have had discussions with other leaders who have been in touch with opposition figures. >> the u.n. human rights council voted to condemn th
FOX News
Feb 25, 2011 5:00am EST
president obama have him arrested as terrorist? we will debate that? >> my kid is not here. is he dead because of him. he ruined my [bleep] life. >> a corrupt judge accused by a mother of murder. wait until you hear. this i would like him to go to hell and rot there forever. >> megyn kelly with the story. >> bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone from l.a. the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ reporting tonight from southern california, thanks for watching us. president obama taking a big hit in the leadership department. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. new rasmussen poll says that president obama's leadership status is at its lowest level since he took office in january of 2009. the national survey says just 37% of likely voters now say mr. obama is doing a good or excellent job as a leader. 40% rate his performance as poor in the leadership department. that's down 7 points in just one month. now, there are two things in play. the union brawl in wisconsin, and the turbulence in the arab world. as far as wisconsin is concerned the democratic pa
FOX News
Feb 24, 2011 11:00pm EST
states. obama is doing this. imagine if president palin did it. >> that is your last call. we'll see you again tomorrow for a special on the record tea party politics a look at the tea poorty and it's predicted impact on 2012 elections. good night. go to greta wire. hello, mr. bill. >> bill: "the o'reilly factor" from l.a. is on. tonight: >> every once in a while you got to get out of the streets and get a little bloody when necessary. >> intense union debate throughout the country. but in wisconsin, the democratic senators will not come back to the state to vote. laura ingraham and caroline heldman will way in. >> we are not scared of any rats or cowards. we are going to stand strong. >> the dictator qaddafi has now lost control of libya. he will be deposed soon but will president obama have him arrested as terrorist? we will debate that? >> my kid is not here. is he dead because of him. he ruined my [bleep] life. >> a corrupt judge accused by a mother of murder. wait until you hear. this i would like him to go to hell and rot there forever. >> megyn kelly with the story. >> bill: c
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 6:00pm EST
a different man, this is candidate obama in 2007. >> and understand this, if american workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when i'm in the white house, i'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself and walk on that picket line with you as president of the united states ofç america, because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner. >> oh, that is so true. where is that man? where is he? what happened? now that you're in the white house you couldn't find a comfortable pair of shoes to get out there on that picket line. he said i'll be right there with you. since thursday, not a word, not a word. what has he done since collective bargaining rights of the people in wisconsin have been challenged? i'm telling you. he doesn't have comfortable shoes on, he has comfortable slippers on. and he put them on. of course, the excuse he always uses is oh, no, it would be a distraction. it would seem like -- of course it's political! it's a tough political fight. you know who they could use? they could use their leader. but he hasn'
FOX News
Feb 24, 2011 9:00pm EST
rhetoric falls to a new low. our weekly analysis of mainstream obama media bias. with temporary spending bill set to expire soon and democrats unwilling to agree on spending cuts is a government shutdown inevitable? i'll ask senator rand paul. >> qadhafi's chaos grows. now there are new concerns over his stockpiles of chemical weapons. colonel north is here with the latest from libya. we are on the road to 2012. hannity starts right now. wisconsin state police on the lookout for those 14 missing senators. senate republicans sent the authorities to the homes of lawmakers after there were reports some may have returned to wisconsin. at this hour the senators remain at large. perhaps they are too busy enjoying the water park at their illinois resort. democrats may be mia pro-union protesters were in madison today when events turned ugly. >> you call me names. >> you not intelligent. [ inaudible ] >> whoa! >> are you taping me? >> yeah, we are. >> sean: that is the sort of civility we've come to respect from democrats and their allies. charging wisconsin governor is taking up the po
FOX News
Feb 25, 2011 1:00am EST
that president obama would be voting for if he were a member of our general assembly. we are not doing that. they are going to have to do their duty at some point. if you are not prepared to respect the democratic process, say your peace, cast your votes, offer your amendments, if you don't succeed go home and take it to the voters. if you are not prepared to do that you shouldn't have run for office. >> greta: explain something to me. when 2005, you became governor you did away with collective bargaining for state employees that is the subject of the feud in wisconsin. i'm curious why you were able to do it by executive order. and what impact it has had on the state of indiana whether it has been good or bad, economically? >> i was able to do it, because it had been put in place by a democratic president saysor many years before by executive or. the indian -- indiana legislature never organized collective bargaining or forced collection of dues from state employees. that's why i was able to strike it down. precisely what scott walker is trying to do in madison now. the answer to
PBS
Feb 25, 2011 5:00am EST
die. >> u.s. president barack obama has been talking to british prime minister david cameron. they have agreed to coordinate all possible measures. obama has also spoken to the french president, nicolas sarkozy and the italian prime minister, silvio berlusconi about the international response. on friday, the u.n. human rights council will meet in geneva to discuss the crisis. the united states wants libya thrown out of the council. >> we support expelling libya from the human rights council. the libyan government has violated the rights of its people. taking this step continues the increased isolation that the libyan government is facing. >> at tripoli airport, scores of people try to get a ticket out of libya. thousands have already managed to leave. these evacuees flown to italy by military plane. >> quite an interesting area to be in. >> a day of mass protest is planned in libya on friday, with continued pressure on colonel gaddafi to step down, it is difficult to see how he can stay on as leader of this troubled country. >> my league is leading our demoverple cairo. hello. -- c
SFGTV2
Feb 25, 2011 2:00pm PST
transform the systems because the systems need to be healing systems. as obama says, we need to start uttering healing words. president obama said that at the tucson memorial. we have to start uttering healing words to one another instead of wounding words. what we are trying to do is create systems -- school systems and juvenile justice system is that he'll instead of juvenile justice systems and school systems that continue to wound our youth. >> can i just say something about the systems of discipline in schools? so that before it even gets to the place where it is an issue, is that those systems definitely need changing. the question that parents need to ask when they have been told that their child has been involved in some misbehavior is to ask what was happening? what were the conditions? what were the circumstances? what were the antecedence that led to this behavior? because if we do not fix those, we will seed the systems you talk about. [applause] it is amazing how many young people can be turned back from negative behavior if the situation is appropriately addressed in sch
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 2:00am EST
. and what's behind the obama administration's decision not to enforce the doma act. and finally, rumsfeld versus jon stewart last night. >> i think i know why you're here. and let me deflate the tension ç right off the bat. apology accepted. >> good for jon stewart. it's in "the side show" but there's nothing funny about it. >>> gentlemen, it's great to have you on. this is one of the most interesting political fights that have come along in a long time. you have republican governors in state where is they dominate their legislatures, pennsylvania, ohio, indiana, michigan and wisconsin. they own those states politically. they're using this unique ability of power to destroy one of their enemies it seems.árumyr is that your assessment senator brown? >> yeah, governor kasich won the election in with the fall. huge republican year, won by two points, and acts loo like he has a mandate to go over the unions. collective bargaining is a 75-year-plus tradition in this country. it's why we have this middle class. it's why people who work with their hands or work with their brains and
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
-- will beat president obama in 2012. he said he is seriously considering a second bid for the presidency. the governor was in washington, d.c. to kickoff a tour for his new book. the next stops are in the state's scheduled to hold the first presidential caucus in 2012, iowa. this is 50 minutes. >> can everybody hear me? good. it is great to see this great crowd here. wonderful. mike huckabee is here today. it is a part of his book tour to promote his newest book, "a simple government: twelve things we really need from washington (and a trillion that we don't!)." is an honor and pleasure to introduce a man who burst on the national stage in to those and it when he won our republican caucuses and finished third behind and john mccain and mitt romney in the nomination for president. he burst on page 6 of "the washington post." the question on many minds now is whether he will pursue the republican nomination in 2012. maybe he will tell us today. governor mike huckabee was born in 1955 in hope, ark., nine years after bill clinton was born there. his father was a firefighter and a
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 4:00am PST
. the u.n. security council meets this afternoon, right here in new york. >> president obama has been consulting with top european leaders over possible sanctions against the libyan regime. emily schmidt is in washington with more on the crisis. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and peggy, good morning to you. diplomats say they are not ruling out any options on sanctions. this means that libya's dictator could soon face more resistance from abroad, to go along with the uprisings at home. libyan anti-government protesters are moving closer to their capital, closer to moammar gadhafi's last area of control. and they say, they're united. >> there's no division between us. all one team. and we'll fight as one team, until we die or he's out. >> reporter: gadhafi shows no signs of leaving voluntarily. in a call to state tv, he says the protesters were on drugs. and blamed al qaeda for the uprising. >> translator: it is bin laden who is duping your sons. this is a fact. >> reporter: this independent video from an eastern port city earlier this week shows the force of people fightin
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2011 7:00am EST
. caller: good morning. obama and the democrats would rather borrow and spend rather than tax and spend. it is tearing the state to up. in 2010, the analysts published data saying the entire transaction is -- $5.60 trillion is how much is met. 1.75 -- $1.75 trillion in debt this year. $2 trillion a year in medicare tax because medicare is 50% unfunded. they treating -- it should be increased from 2% to 4% because of the shortfall and another 2% to cover the eight years of debt. that would be 6% on the wages. and on top of that, we have the fannie mae and freddie mac welfare mortgages. people do not have enough money to pay taxes, but they get a welfare mortgage? 50% are the people that cannot even pay tax. and that is $2 trillion per year. add that up and you are coming up with more debt every year in the united states than ever when makes. host: thanks for your call this morning. state senator julie lassa is six months pregnant. she is also the mother of a six and a 3-year-old. last year she endured a grueling race to replace retiring rep. that story this morning from inside the
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 1:00am EST
statement president obama has made on this story was eight days ago when he spoke to a local nbc affiliate in milwaukee. >> i would say as a general proposition that everybody's got to make some adjustments to new fiscal realities. on the other hand, some of what i've heard coming out of wisconsin, where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions. and i think it's very important for us to understand that public employees, they're our neighbors. they're our friends. >> okay. okay. good. but we need a little bit more. the president has let that sound bite stand on its own for over a week. in the past eight days this story has completely changed, intensified, and evolved. one week ago today the wisconsin 14 left the state to block the governor from getting his way on the bill. on saturday over 80,000 people filled the capitol grounds in madison and governor walker rejected an offer from all the wisconsin public employee unions that would have given him the money that he was asking for. remember? there
FOX News
Feb 25, 2011 3:00am EST
awesome. >> coming up, is president obama trying to poison the water supply? no, that's a stupid idea. but first what is charlie sheen up to now? whatever it is, i bet amilia es staw varies is doing dash emilio es staw varies is doing something far worse. but no one cares. >>> are you a racist clown when you tell an audience to pipe down? i am refering to a cinema in delaware where a manager was accused of bigotry for telling a black audience to be quiet. but they say overturning the relations commission saying the dude was racist when he used a, quote, condescending quote when telling them to stop talking. the commission ordered the theater to pay nearly $80,000 when determining the announcement that happened in 2007, quote, insulted, humiliated and demeaned patrons since they single etd -- singled out a black audience. they say extras were brought in. the court tossed out the finding and the fine saying the announcement was not racist, simply policy for soldout shows and therefore reasonable. so what does dancing goat think about all this? >> the irony is the goat actually taught he
PBS
Feb 25, 2011 6:00pm EST
, president obama sat down with a number of democratic governors, who later commented on the government versus union battles across the nation. >> whatever wisconsin or these other states can do to get back into the game of creating jobs instead of fighting or belittling their public employees i think is a good step. >> woodruff: the governors will remain in washington through the weekend. and joining us now to discuss the current disputes over public employees and fiscal challenges sweeping the states, republican governor mitch daniels of indiana and democratic governor brian schweitzer of montana. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. and i just want to point out the sling, governor daniels, is not because he's been in a tussle with democrats, you had shoulder surgery recently. >> it's a sympathy ploy, i thought you might take it easy on me. >> woodruff: governor, let me begin with you on this showdown in wisconsin and your state of indiana. you've been very critical of public workers, you use the term privileged elite. you've said that while others jobs and salaries in the pri
PBS
Feb 24, 2011 7:00pm PST
evening and thanks for joining us. president obama said today he's confident about u.s. oil supplies, despite the upheavals in libya. susie, some lawmakers called on the president to tap into america's emergency oil supply to offset potential shortages. but president obama said he believes we'll be able "to ride out the situation." >> susie: tom, those comments late this afternoon reassured oil traders and then the price of oil dropped dramatically in the last hour of trading. april crude futures fell $0.82, closing at $97.28. they had been trading as high as $103 earlier in the day. >> tom: but despite that pullback, economists still worry high oil prices are a threat to the u.s. economy, forcing consumers to cut back on spending. erika miller reports. >> reporter: a penny or two might not seem like a lot, but even a small increase in a gallon of gas, week after week, gets noticed by drivers. >> now it probably takes me $55, $60 to fill up and before it was maybe $45, max, to fill up my car. but it goes up, what can you do? >> reporter: according to one estimate, just a one-cent inc
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
libya and others are ready to release emergency stockpiles. president obama says the u.s. will be able to ride out the situation. the violence escalates in libya. thousands of farmers are trying to flee, but the weather is making that difficult. americans try to leave by boat are stuck because of high seas. the-plans to send a charter plane to a tripoli today. anti-government protesters are ramping up demonstrations and moving closer to the capital. still no signs moammar gaddafi will step down voluntarily. u.n. security council will meet today to decide what actions to take against the government there for the violent crackdown on protesters. pamela brown reporting, abc 7 news. >>> rescuers are still picking through the ruins of damaged or collapsed buildings in christchurch, new zealand. they are searching for more than 200 people missing since tuesday's devastating earthquake. relatives are waiting for word on their loved ones fade. officials said the death toll stands at 113. >>> virginia is set to enact one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the country. the general assembly ha
FOX
Feb 25, 2011 5:00am EST
act isn't recognized by the obama administration annmore. the act prevents the federal govvrnmenttfrom recognizing saae-sex marriage. president clinton signed the law in 1996... defining marriage -- as only between a man and a woman. now, the white house says itts unconstitutionall... carney says: "the president's position on the defense f marriige act has been consistent: he has long opposed it as unnecessary and u" unfair." the move comes after two recent lawsuits challenged the statute... despite the president's announcement.. none of this would force states to recognizz gay marriage. 3 we are follooing breaking news this morning... in the early morning hours.. wisconsin's ggneral assembly passes a bill ... stripping public workers of their collective bargaining rights. rights.the clerk will close the roll...it passee...angry yelling nats...the assembly is . adjournee.today is the final deadline for lawmakers there to approve the state budget... and the passage of the bill is a major step forward in the state's budget bbttle.. ttat's making ational headlines and spre
FOX News
Feb 25, 2011 2:00am EST
states. obama is doing this. imagine if president palin did it. >> that is your last call. we'll see you again tomorrow for a special on the record tea party politics a look at the tea poorty and it's predicted impact on 2012 elections. good night. go to greta wire. ililililililil. >> glenn: just when everyone told you it was ridiculous to think the unrest would spread to places like saudi arabia, where if it goes unstable in saudi arabia, it's $220 a barrel per barrel of oil. yeah. remember, ridiculous, right? guess what? it's spreading now to saudi arabia. >> the big one is march 11. there is a facebook call in saudi arabia. for a day of rage, all over saudi arabia on march 11. now the saudis have really good intelligence, they are tough. they are ruthless and they're effective. there isn't a lot of antigovernment activity in saudi arabia. if, however, for example in the eastern provinces, which are shiite, you get major eruptions on march 11, all hell is breaking loose. >> glenn: but don't worry, none of this is ever going to happen. don't, don't pay attention to the 40,000 protes
PBS
Feb 24, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> president obama has called the leaders of britain, france, and italy to discuss the response to the crisis. it can't be very encouraging that their meeting with the interior ministers. we have relations with these people and we have to bear in mind that they supply our energy. >> that is also something that president obama is thinking about. even though the u.s. imports no libyan oil itself, because of the risk to oil supplies to europe, china, and other parts of asia, it is driving up the price. gas prices are all very high in the u.s.. it is something that the americans are watching very closely. president obama has said that he believes that with strategic reserves, it is possible for the u.s. to ride it out. there is another factor in this crisis that limits the response that the outside world is taking. so far, an international action, there is very little concrete hard action that will put real pressure. >> the white house is watching his statements, but what contact is there on the government level? >> all we know is that one of the senior state department officials has been
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 4:00am EST
, "help stop obama and his union bosses." that's their permanent front-page icon right there. you click on it it takes to you a page titled "wisconsin fight, a fight we must win." they're nationalizing the scott walker fight to bust unions, and they're trying to turn it into donations for the republican party. the republican governors association as well immediately jumped in to support scott walker with a petition that they set up at standwithscott.com that has since launched a host of republican imitators, standingwithscott.com. also standwithwalker.com. all very original. but the republican governors association was first.ç the republican establishment has decided that governor walker is their guy for the country. you've got the wisconsin party chairman running the party now. you've got the new wisconsin governor who nobody had ever heard of before five minutes ago picking this fight, that the republican party is doing everything it can to nationalize. they want to make this fight, and they want to make scott walker the face of the party. the wisconsin fight page at the rnc website sa
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 12:00pm EST
from president obama. there was a sign written in graffiti on the wall of the rebel headquarters and it said, mr. president obama, you must choose between libya or gadhafi. and they believe that the president is still sitting on the fence, that he is not calling gadhafi by name. they want him to be strongly condemned and that is what they want. the protesters at this point feel they are making progress. one protester rebel said they believe gadhafi will be toppled in three or four days, but to answer your question, yes, they would like more international support, particularly from the united states. >> now, al jazeera right now is showing video that they say is live from tripoli although i'm skeptical because it's dark, richard, behind your shot. so it would be nightfall there, right? it's not possible that we're seeing day time protests in tripoli? >> reporter: it wouldn't be a live picture no. it would be difficult to be broadcasting live out of tripoli right now. >> we're seeing al jazeera's feed coming in and again they have a live bug up at the top of the corner but again, it mo
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 6:30pm EST
president obama was trying to deal with a hostage taker, wanting to calmly back him down of a precipice of a rash and violent end. u.s. officials were alarmed on tuesday when gadhafi said "i will die here." >> the suffering and bloodshed -- >> reporter: so, president obama did not even mention gadhafi's name in his remarks this week. he did not want to personalize the crisis and feed into gadhafi's meg low mania, his view this is a showdown between the two of them. the white house has been de-emphasizing ga ddhafi as muc as possible. and diane, the white house and the obama administration withdrew all officials from tripoli and they are per suing sanctions against the libyan government, but the big fear is that there is no measure that can be taken that will penetrate the armor of gadhafi's madness. diane? >> such a dell cat set of ma move th maneuvers. thank you, jake. >>> with the embassy closing down, there are a lot of other americans that wanted to leave libya. as we said, they finally made it out, by air and by water. late today, a ferry boat filled with u.s. citizens made it safe
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 5:00am EST
. some officials say they are ready to release emergency stockpiles. president obama says the u.s. will be able to ride followed the situation. anti-government protesters in libya are wrapping up a demonstration against their leader. but there are no signs that he will leave office voluntarily. the uprising continues. thousands of farmers are trying to flee, but the weather is making that difficult. americans trying to leave by boat are still stuck because of high seas. the white rose plans to send a charter plan to a tripoli today. we are monitoring the situation and will bring you the latest. pamela brown reporting, abc 7 news. >>> rescuers are still picking through the ruins of collapsed buildings in christchurch, new zealand. they are searching for more than 200 people missing since tuesday's devastating quake. the death toll is 113. no one has been pulled alive from the rubble since wednesday. >>> virginia senate to enact one of the toughest anti-abortion laws of the century. they passed a bill yesterday requiring clinics that perform first trimester abortions to me the same standa
FOX
Feb 25, 2011 9:00am EST
responsible for the uprising. president obama says that's not true. >> let me be clear. the change that's taking place across the region is being driven by the people of the region. this change doesn't represent the work of the united states or any foreign power. it represents the aspirations of people who are seeking a better life. as one libyan said, we just want to be able to live like human beings. we just want to be able to live like human beings. it's the most basic of aspirations that's driving this change. >> president obama spoke with the leaders of britain and france yesterday about coordinating a response to the unrest. >>> the violence in libya is one reason we're seeing a jump in oil and gas prices here. the national average climbed 5 cents overnight to $3.28 per gallon. it's higher in the district at $3.36 a gallon. virginia is up a nickel at .15 forecasters are calling for prices to hit $4 a gallon by memorial day. >>> another big story we're following here. a saudi arabia man accused of planning a terrorist attack is expected to be in court this morning. he tried to make a
CNN
Feb 25, 2011 3:00pm EST
come in. brooke, if you recall president obama's speech in the last couple of days, the first thing he mentioned was the safety of american citizens and of the u.s. embassy staff in tripoli. clearly a major concern for the obama administration amid this chaos is the safety of the people behind what appears to be a desperate regime as it battles for its life. the hatch has opened here and we're starting to see some of the sailors on board preparing to unload. some of these people, again, some of them, brooke, spent 48 hours aboard this vessel after spending days trapped in tripoli and are going to be very relieved, i expect, to set foot on land again and away from the conflict and the chaos in libya. >> sure. i'm sure that feeling of relief is an understatement. we are not going to move away from these live pictures, ivan. you're doing an amazing job of helping me walk through what we're seeing as they move the stairs close to the maria dolores ferry and as we wait and watch for those first few passengers on board who, as ivan mentioned, had been essentially holed up on this thing for 4
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2011 1:00pm EST
president obama and his possible run for the 2012 presidential election as the gop field begins to take shape. watch wrote to the white house sunday eastern and pacific. >> the democratic governors meet today to talk about jobs and competitiveness in space. that is coming up live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. earlier today, maryland governor, martin o'malley and rick perry talked about the condition of their states. governor perry and governor perry are the heads of the -- are theernor o'malley heads of the respective governors associations. >> we are pleased to have to of the most popular governors in the country. we have rick perry and martin o'malley. there are cards by your chairs where you can write questions. i will turn it over to jay martin. >> thank you for joining us here on a rainy day in washington. let's talk about what is taking place in madison in wisconsin. what lessons do you take away from what has happened in madison looking at this stage --this standoff going into its second week? >> when you are facing tough challenges and you have to overcome challenges like the
SFGTV
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am PST
from the jubilee, somehow, i just think obama is going to meet jesus. do you know what he said to me? i could think of worse things that can happen. he is not a christian. i can tell. if he was, he would want all of his rulers to be christians, and as far as i know, he did not get born again, but i was thinking that will be a perfect time for obama to this date, on abraham lincoln's birthday, a spiritual way on the very day that abraham lincoln came into this world. i think of the ramifications of that. he would shut down guantanamo bay, stop the torture, stop planned parenthood. sometimes, i pray for hillary clinton. i think about the ramifications if she got born again. that would be so awesome. she was satisfied bill. all he would have to do is a wink at her, and she would died on the bed, knowing her christian obligation to satisfy him. as far as the cfr goes, she would spurn it. you can watch her kiss of to the council on foreign relations and thank them for giving her directions. absolutely amazing. she would say, "no way. i'm a christian now. i'm going to serve the lord jesus
PBS
Feb 25, 2011 12:30am PST
obama has called leaders to discuss the response to the crisis in libya. andrew north has more details. >> the americans are saying they're trying to coordinate their response to the crisis, but there were few details given in the white house statement on these phone calls, saying that, again, condemning what is going on, also saying they were looking at the possibility of humanitarian assistance, but no more specifics on the question of what kind of direct action they could take to try and stop and gaddafi's forces from attacking protesters, which is causing so much concern and outrage around the world. a word that president obama has used himself. here in the u.s., one of the concerns now is the impact on gasoline prices. the oil price now has risen significantly, well above $100 per barrel. the u.s. does not import oil from libya. because of the risks to libyan oil supplies, that is driving up prices. gas prices are already high here. the president is saying he believes it will be possible for the u.s. to ride this out, but it is another way in which the crisis is starting to affect
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
or get out. >> it caused oil prices to surge some 20% during the past week. however, president obama says he thinks the markets can ride out the situation in libya. >>> rescuers are trying to save hundreds of people still trapped in the rubble after tuesday's earthquake in new zealand. the prime minister says the quake that hit christchurch left at least 103 people dead and that number most likely will rise. engineers and inspectors are on the scene as rescue crews continue to search buildings and going from house to house look for victims. about 2 -- looking for victims. about 200 people are still missing. >>> the first robot marathon started yesterday in japan. five competing robots will run 422 times around a indoor racetrack located at the asia pacific trade center. organizers there hope the future of the marathon will turn into an international competition similar to the scale of the robo cup in international robot competition taking place. >>> video from arkansas for you this morning. severe weather moved through little rock producing fierce lightning. that huge bolt striking t
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
vote for barack obama. the administration basically killed the project and went to the air force and said why don't you do it again? guess what, a swing state gets all those jobs. we want to know why america is dysfunctional economically? all you have to do is look at this sleazy story. "the mississippi sun herald" a much different reaction to boeing getting the contract. from the gulf coast, the european-based country competing for the deal was building inii tankers out of alabama. mike? >> "new york post," showç stopper, cbs has canceled the remaining season of "two and a half men" after charlie sheen attacked his employers in a radio show, calling the show's executive producer a clown, among other things. we'll play you that riveting radio interview. >> that is painful. >> you know, richard, we're going to be talking this morning as are a lot of people about the investigation based on "the race" article with the psy-ops. you say this is the story in afghanistan. >> the other story is a distraction. there's rogue generals who maybe go too far, what have you. i don't know the deta
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 5:00pm EST
shoot obama" at a town hall meeting. david corn, our friend at the washington bureau chief of mother jones and an msnbc political analyst. brian, just off the top, just off the top, what do you make of a congressman who hears somebody s say, who's going to shoot the president, and then basically continues on as if nothing's been said. and a minute later or so says, i understand there's a lot of frustration with this guy, as if to say, i understand where you're coming from. that's the way it's come across in the media. what do you make of this? >> this comes during a week that we had a plot to possibly assassinate president bush, just weeks after the shooting of congresswoman giffords. it's astounding to me that someone who's in a position of political leadership, we're not talking about a pundit here, we're not talking about somebody who makes their living by being extreme. we're talking about someone who's an elected official. and it seems to me they andy gait their ability for civil discourse and are undermining our pluralistic democracy, and indeed, of our president, when they jus
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2011 2:00am EST
president obama, and his possible run in the 2012 election as the g.o.p. begins to take shape, watch the road to the white house at 6:30 p.m. and:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> interior secretary ken salazar outlined president obama's strategy called america's great outdoors initiative. thursday. in washington, d.c. the plan calls for creation of new urban green spaces a and a new focus on cleaning up the rivers and water ways. this is an hour. >> good morning, everybody. i'm john. i want to thank you for joining us. it's a true pleasure for me to welcome and introduce a good friend of mine, ken salazar. and doug brinkly. special thanks to both of you for being here to participate in what i think will be a thoughtful and interesting discussion. we set this 4 up as a kind of q & a so we can really get into the meat of the great outdoors and the great initiative of the secretary and obama administration to conserve our public lands and waters including full funding for water and land conservation fund and but we're all going to support that so your new initiative can be brought to fre
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 10:00am EST
criticism has been made of the obama administration for not stepping up publicly, i think privately that's precisely what's going on behind-the-scenes. >>> casey what do you know about what's going on behind-the-scenes. we talk about strategic interests. let's talk about the price of oil. possible economic impact on the united states. and also, again, what's going on on the ground, the threat of chemical weapons? what's the equation now for the obama administration after waiting four days for the president to come out and condemn this violence. >> sure. one thing that's different here than egypt or some of the other ongoing unrest across the middle east the obama administration or obama has not spoken directly with gadhafi yet. that speaks to some of the points that richard made in his piece about gadhafi maybe not being the kind of predictable leader the way some of these other guys are. his actions border on the unexplainable. i'm not sure what that's going to end up saying about his mental state down the line. for the obama administration that's going to be a really key point. what you
NBC
Feb 25, 2011 5:00pm EST
march to tripoli. -- libyan rebels are vowing to march to tripoli. president obama is putting more pressure on gaddafi. he called u.s. allies, the french president who said the dictator has to leave. >> puk prime minister sent a warning about war crimes. >> the world is watching you and the world will hold you to account. >> his assets could be frozen, he could be banned from travel, and put on trial for killing peaceful protesters. those are some of the options under discussion at the u.n. and being weighed by president obama. an arab dictator is trying to hang on. there will be american sanctions, multi nations sanctions, and possible u.n. action. a possible push against gaddafi and the possibility of military action. >> because of all of the unrest in the middle east, gas prices increased overnight and they will keep rising. how some retailers are helping to ease the pain at the pump. >> anyone who has experience menopause says that off classes are not fun. how your home once could help your heart. -- anyone who has experienced menopause says that hot flashes are not fun. >> a m
FOX News
Feb 25, 2011 5:00pm EST
years ago before the election of barack obama, there will come a time when you wake up in america and you won't recognize it anymore that's when george bush was president. i am not sure what the country stands for anymore. i'm not sure what the neighbors stand for anymore. i think that is why we are disconnecting from each other in washington, because it's all the same. now more than ever. we need to figure things out the rain has begun to fall in the perfect storm. it has begun. we, each of us have a responsibility. i have to be a member of a faith that believes that we all came here with a purpose. we all have a role to play. we all have problems that we're supposed to conquer. but the problems are things that teach us. they become, i don't know how many times i've said this. and thought of this. i'm a guy that is riddled with flaws and by taking my flaws out and putting it in the fire's fire, letting the bellows of life eat it up, it gives me the opportunity to pound on my flaws and try to perfect it. flaws become strength. weakness becomes strength if you work at it. i think it's
NBC
Feb 25, 2011 4:30am EST
, president obama will be meeting with governors for a dozen states and the american somoa. job creation will dominate the conversation. >> republicans have demanded the cuts to help prevent a federal shutdown as of march 4th. among the protential reductions, funding for earmark projects that have already been approved. cuts proposed by president obama, including the elimination of a program for a jet fighter. >>> as libya moves closer to civil war, at least 300 are dead in that city alone. in the mideast, iraq has seen protests, the prime minister warns that they are targets of terrorist groups plans to attack them with suicide bombs. >>> the tankers were taking fuel to nato forces in afghanistan. 15 militants armed with rockets and guns caused a massive fire. militants often target supply targets, and in recent years, destroyed hundreds of vehicles. >>> a hearing took place for detained american raymond davis, the cia contractor is accused of killing two pakistani men. he claims the men were trying to rob him. the attorneys went over legal documents and evidence that will be presented
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
mike huckabee on his current book a simple government. the shares bought on president obama, social and fiscal issues and his run for the 2012 election as the gop deal takes shape. watch road to the white house sunday at 6:30 and 9:40 eastern and pacific. >> with congress in recess at a march 4th deadline for funding the federal government see what house members said about funding the rest of this fiscal year spread over four days, with 162 amendments considered. the entire debate is on line at c-span congressional chronicle with timeline and transcripts of every session at c-span.org/congress. >> up next a news conference with members of the conference of mayors on cuts to the community development grant program. in a spending bill passed last week. that measure would cut 60% of the grant program. this is about a half hour. >> good morning. thank you for being with us. before we begin a would like to have all the mayors present here introduce themselves and other cities they serve. i am elizabeth couch of burnsville and president of the congress of mayors. >> i am mayor of philadelphia
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